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WITH HEAD LINES, HEAD NOTES, STATEMENTS OF CASES,
NOTES AND PARALLEL REFERENCES,
STEPHEN K. WILLIAMS,
Counselor at Law.
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ALLOTMENTS, ETC., OF THE
JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
AS THEY STOOD DURING THE TERMS OF 1878–79, TOGETHER WITH THE DATES OF THEIR
COMMISSIONS AND TERMS OF SERVICE, RESPECTIVELY.
NAMES OF JUSTICES, AND
BY WHOM APP
ASSOCIATE JJ. NATHAN CLIFFORD,
DANIEL WESLEY MIDDLETON .
(From the records.)
Wednesday, April 28, 1880. Jr. Chief Justice Waite said:
It is our sad duty to announce that Mr. Daniel Wesley Middleton, the Clerk of this Court, departed this life at half past eleven o'clock last night. For more than fifty-five years he has been actively connected with the office he held at the time of his death. Out of respect to his meinory, the Court will now adjourn until ten o'clock to-morrow morning.
ORDER APPOINTING CLERK.
Monday, May 10, 1880. “It is hereby ordered that JAMES HALL MCKENNEY be appointed clerk of this court in the place of DANIEL WESLEY MIDDLETON, deceased, and that he forth with take the oath of office and give bond, conditioned according to law. In this connection, we cannot refrain from giv. ing expression to our high regard for the personal and official character of MR. MIDDLETON. His handwriting first appears on the records of the court under date of the 7th of February, in the year 1825. From that day until his death he was, without interruption, actively engaged in the business of the office to which his successor has just been appointed, and even a whisper of complaint against him, in any particular, has never reached our ears. Three Chief Justices of the court and eighteen Associate Justices have died since his service began. He was a most accomplished officer, courteous in manner, dignified in deportment, faithful in every duty, and never unmindful of the confidential relations he had with the court. We sincerely mourn his loss, both as an officer and a friend, and direct that this testimonial be entered on the records of the court and a copy transmitted to his widow, in token of our respect for the memory of him that is gone, and our sympathy for his family in their affliction.”
James Hall McKenney then appeared and took the oath of office and gave bond which was approved and ordered to be entered on the minutes.
MEMORANDUM. By reason of indisposition Vr. Justice Hunt took no part in deciding any cases after the 234 day of December, 1878.